Grounds for accusations of Russia in manipulating the currency exchange rate, the Central Bank buys foreign currency to the Ministry of Finance, only during the fiscal rules, the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina in interview to the newspaper " Izvestia ".
on the last working day of the week, the Agency Bloomberg has informed that the Ministry of Finance of the United States may include the Russian Federation in the list of countries that, in the opinion of the US capital, manipulated its foreign money to achieve trade advantages.
it is planned that the new list of the U.S. Treasury, the publication of which is Expected in may, will be expanded from 12 to 20 countries. Besides Russia, it have the ability to include Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ireland, and Malaysia - all these countries have a positive trade balance with the United States. This list will bring India and South Korea.
Under the new system of signs developed in the United States, in order for a country could be called a currency manipulator, it must have a large trade surplus with the United States (20 billion dollars a year), to maintain an active, current-account surpluses over 3 percent of GDP, as well as conduct regular interventions in the foreign exchange market.